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American Cancer Society Honors Outstanding Contributions to Fight Against Cancer
Date:10/25/2007

esearch on the health-related quality of life impact of cancer and its treatment.

Her tireless work on behalf of cancer patients and survivors positively affects millions worldwide. Dr. Ganz is a professor in the UCLA Schools of Medicine and Public Health and is a founding member of the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship.

David E. Joranson, M.S.S.W., of Wisconsin, Distinguished Scientist and recently retired director of the Pain and Policy Studies Group at the University of Wisconsin Carbone Comprehensive Cancer Center was recognized with the Distinguished Service Award for dedicating his career to improving cancer pain management. Mr. Joranson's contributions to the study and modernization of narcotics control policies to remove barriers to pain patient access to opioid analgesics are invaluable to the lives of people living with cancer. Mr. Joranson has advised the American Cancer Society and its Divisions; as director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Policy and Communications in Cancer Care, he has led efforts to achieve more balanced national drug control policies and improve patient access to pain relief medications in developing countries.

Marguerite K. Schlag, RN, Ed.D., of New Jersey, assistant dean and director of the Graduate Nursing Program at Villanova University, received the National Volunteer Leadership Award for her distinguished service in the fight against cancer. Dr. Schlag has been a volunteer with the Society for more than 30 years, including serving as the current president of the Society's Eastern Division affiliate. Prior to being elected president, Dr. Schlag served the American Cancer Society in a number of leadership roles, including with the former New Jersey Division as its Chairman of the Board, Executive Committee Chair, Awards, Public Issues and Breast Cancer Task Force Chairs. She has also been awarded the St. George Medal of the American Cancer Society, which is the highest volun
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